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1968 Olympia SG3 Serial # 7-2002127 1968 Olympia SG3 typewriter, Serial # 7-2002127 Geoff Flash's 1968 Olympia SG3 typewriter. 2018-08-27 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Geoff Flash: 1968 Olympia SG3 Serial # 7-2002127 #95

A monster of a typewriter with a huge platten to match. Lots of extras I've never seen on a manual typewriter before... I'm impressed with the fact that by moving two levers, under the hood, I can remove/replace the entire carriage. (see photos)

Authors Ingeborg Bachmann, Harlan Ellison, Wallace Stegner and Philip K. Dick used this model typewriter.

1968 Olympia SG3 #7-2002127

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Geoff Flash (gflash)
Created: 04-22-2018 at 07:22PM
Last Edit: 08-27-2018 at 09:42PM


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#95

A monster of a typewriter with a huge platten to match. Lots of extras I've never seen on a manual typewriter before... I'm impressed with the fact that by moving two levers, under the hood, I can remove/replace the entire carriage. (see photos)

Authors Ingeborg Bachmann, Harlan Ellison, Wallace Stegner and Philip K. Dick used this model typewriter.

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SG3 from the front...
SG3 from the front...

SG3 from the left...
SG3 from the left...

SG3 from the back...
SG3 from the back...

SG3 from the right...
SG3 from the right...

SG3 from the keyboard... Even with all the extra keys, they couldn't add the #1?
SG3 from the keyboard... Even with all the extra keys, they couldn't add the #1?

SG3, one, of the two, locations of the serial number...
SG3, one, of the two, locations of the serial number...

SG3, another one, of the two, locations of the serial number...
SG3, another one, of the two, locations of the serial number...

It's possible to remove the hood, move two yellow levers, and lift the carriage off the typewriter with the spring.
It's possible to remove the hood, move two yellow levers, and lift the carriage off the typewriter with the spring.

Here is the carriage removed.
Here is the carriage removed.

This is the serial number for the unusually large carriage/platten.
This is the serial number for the unusually large carriage/platten.

... a view from the back of the SG3 without the hood, or the carriage...
... a view from the back of the SG3 without the hood, or the carriage...

SG3 detail of carriage release lever...
SG3 detail of carriage release lever...

SG3 mfg tag
SG3 mfg tag

SG3 from the bottom...
SG3 from the bottom...

Authors Ingeborg Bachmann, Harlan Ellison, Wallace Stegner and Philip K. Dick used this model typewriter.
Authors Ingeborg Bachmann, Harlan Ellison, Wallace Stegner and Philip K. Dick used this model typewriter.

Hunter: Geoff Flash (gflash)

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